Officina del Poggio is an expression of modern luxury, centered on practicality and relaxed elegance and executed through traditional handcrafted techniques. Exclusively Made-in-Italy, ODP bags and wallets are solid and capacious, with unlined constructions and the iconic double-buckle closures, becoming go-to bags and wardrobe staples for years to come, enduring fashion's trends, and appropriate for every lifestyle and occasion.
All ODP bags are made tell a story, as companions of adventure which follow men and women from day through to night, for whom style is synonymous with quality.
Each style is considered in all of its aspects: function, form, weight and aesthetics.
Allison Nicole Hoeltzel founded Officina del Poggio in Bologna in 2014 intending to create a collection of timeless and essential leather bags.
Originally from Texas, Allison has lived in Italy for the past 15 years, working in handbag design and development for many international brands. Passing her days in the factories and tanneries, she was fascinated with the materials and methods used, but was disappointed to discover that most modern handbags use split leather and synthetic reinforcements, which don't last over time.
After meeting her husband Marco and sharing with him this passion for good leather, quality crafstmanship, and a minimalist aesthetic, she built a collection inspired by traditional satchels, equestrian gear and Marco's vintage motorcycle bags.
Officina del Poggio was born, taking the name from the magical place they call home in the hills of Bologna ("Officina" means workshop and "Poggio" means small hill), which they share with their two dogs.
Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Each style is thoroughly tested by us, and we are convinced that a well-made bag is appropriate for all occasions.